A lot of bloggers have been looking up to find motives in the sky for publishing posts this Friday. Between the clouds in variations of colors and the empty blue or black sky behind, many beautiful objects are worth more focus, and at least I am very interested in what I can find at walls. My first photo covers a section of the oval walls in the music pavilion inside the Grand Bath at Montecatini Terme, a spa town in Tuscany, Italy. The first baths were built here in 1540, but was destroyed fifteen years later. Recovering started from the 18th century, when the first bath resorts were built. In the 20th century it became one of the most renowned health resorts in Italy,and one who took rest in Montecatini was Giuseppe Verdi,
Not far from Montecatini Terme to the west, we find the small town Lucca. Lucca was founded by the Etruscans (there are traces of a pre-existing Ligurian settlement) and became a Roman colony in 180 BC. Lucca is the birthplace of composer Giacomo Puccini (La bohème and Madama Butterfly), and the composer´s statue is located below this church wall.
Going further west, over the Mediterranean Sea and to the center of the Iberian peninsula, you reach the capital of Spain. This houses, at the entrance to the La Latina (a neighbourhood in the very city centre of Madrid.) are covered with interesting paintings. La Latina occupies the place of the oldest area in Madrid, the Islamic citadel inside the city walls, with narrow streets and large squares. From Madrid, to the south-west and Andalusia, you come to the city Seville where wall paintings can give you great experiences. Seville is more than 2,000 years old and have a mix of cultural expressions. The tiles on this photo are at the wall of the entrance of the restaurant Meson de la Infanta In Portugal and Lisbon, the tiles are usualy more blue and white, often showing heroic scenes. This one is made to pay tribute to Saint Valentine, a martyr in the Roman province of Africa.